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Search our ever-expanding database of educational resources for study abroad and international education – free to use and incredibly helpful in finding quality educational content for any upcoming study abroad program. With our filters (by location, by category, and by type, such as video, article, podcast, book, etc), you can narrow down your search to find exactly what you need for your program. Our database is constantly evolving to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information for international education and study abroad. Additionally, our resources are easy to access and user-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about any complex navigation. With our database, you will be able to find the educational content you need for your study abroad program quickly and easily.

About BackpackerU

Welcome to BackpackerU (from Summit Global Education), a resource page for professors involved with study abroad programs. Here, you will find a wealth of information and resources to help you prepare your students for study abroad programs. We call this resource “BackpackerU” a website that allows professors to easily find and share educational resources with one another. Whether you are an experienced study abroad coordinator or new to international education, we hope you will find these resources useful as you guide your students on their study abroad journey.


Why online resources?

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, offering the opportunity to learn about new cultures, languages, and ways of life. It can also be a challenging experience, as students must adapt to a new environment and potentially navigate unfamiliar cultural customs and norms. That’s why it’s important for students to be prepared before embarking on their study abroad journey. With BackpackerU, we provide a variety of online resources to help students make the most of their study abroad experience, including language resources, cultural tips, and travel safety information. We believe that being well-informed and prepared can help to make the study abroad experience more enjoyable and rewarding.

A message from Brian Butler, founder of Summit Global Education, and BackpackerU


Hi there! My name is Brian Butler, and I am the founder of Summit Global Education. I have always been a curious and adventurous person, and have had the opportunity to travel extensively to countries in Europe, North and South America, and Southeast Asia.

Through my travels, I have come to believe that global experiences have the power to transform lives and broaden horizons. They expose us to new perspectives, cultures, and ways of life, and help us develop skills that are invaluable in our personal and professional lives.

I founded Summit Global Education to help other students have the same transformative experience.

We founded “BackpackerU” to be a resource for all professionals working in the international education sector.  We welcome any professor to help contribute to our (ever expanding) library of study abroad resources.

 We hope you will join us!

Brian Butler
brian @ SummitGlobalEducation . com